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Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

Highlights

Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

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Trainees on the Job Market

Margaret Lay photoMargaret Lay

Economics

Mentor: Matthew D. Shapiro

Research: My dissertation work focuses on how the design of private pension systems influences the savings and employment response of workers and employers to important macroeconomic events.

Johannes Norling photoJohannes Norling

Economics

Mentor: Martha J. Bailey, David Lam

Research: Development economics and economic history

Holly Donahue Singh photoHolly Donahue Singh

Anthropology

Postdoctoral Mentor:
Tom E. Fricke

Research: Dr. Singh's research broadly examines how global politics and reproductive technologies intersect with local cultural factors and inequalities to shape fertility experiences. In her ethnographic work on infertility in northern India, she has examined how women from diverse caste, religious, and class backgrounds describe their desire for children. Her work analyzes their attempts to fulfill child desire through strategies ranging from treatment through biomedical and South Asian medical systems, including assisted reproductive technologies, to adoption and other forms of child circulation. Her current research follows the expansion of infertility services in India, as well as debates about and experiences of domestic and transnational reproduction through ARTs, surrogacy, and adoption.

Jay Borchert photoJay Borchert

Sociology

Mentor: David J. Harding, Jeffrey Morenoff

Research: Prisons and Prisoners, Punishment, Law and Society, Social Theory, Criminology

Eric Chyn photoEric Chyn

Economics

Mentor: Martha J. Bailey, John Bound

Research: Labor economics; industrial organization; demography and public finance

Claire Herbert photoClaire Herbert

Sociology

Mentor: David J. Harding, Jeffrey Morenoff

Research: urban sociology, residential instability and homelessness, incarceration and prisoner reentry